“‘Worrisome'” Amounts of Heavy Metal Found in Some Baby Foods
Consumer Reports recently "analyzed 50 nationally distributed baby foods checking for cadmium, lead, mercury, and inorganic arsenic, the type most harmful to health," KARE 11 stated.
They found that 68% of the baby foods tested showed a "'worrisome'" amount of heavy metal was present. 15 of those products showed amounts that could pose a health risk if eaten on a daily basis.
The products that typically contained the most amounts of heavy metal contained rice and sweet potatoes. Consumer Reports also clarifies that "organic foods were as likely to contain heavy metals as conventional foods."
This is a list from KARE 11 of some of the foods that Consumer Reports are saying you need to restrict to less than one serving per day:
Earth's Best Organic Chicken & Brown Rice
Earth's Best Turkey, Red Beans & Brown Rice
Gerber Chicken & Rice
Gerber Turkey & Rice
Sprout Organic Baby Food Garden Vegetables Brown Rice With Turkey
Gerber Lil' Meals White Turkey Stew With Rice & Vegetables
Gerber Carrot, Pear & Blackberry
Beech-Nut Classics Sweet Potatoes
Happy Baby Organics Organic Probiotic Baby Cereal
Baby Mum-Mum Banana Rice Rusks
Check out a detailed list of Consumer Reports findings and also what you can do as a parent HERE.